i love unconventional get-to-know-you conversations. the kind where i ask you random questions like if you could be a muppet which one would you be? … trumpet or trombone? … which ninja turtle best reflects you or your personality? …. what was the last book you read? … if i gave you a one-way plane ticket to anywhere in the world tomorrow where would you go? … the worst sex you’ve ever had? … do you know who lion-o is? …
these random little questions can tell a lot about someone in two seconds flat.
and then i got to thinking … hmmm … i wonder how people would answer the question “what looney tune character would you like to be?”
pedalling home just now i asked myself this very question … internally i replied, ‘naturally, the tasmanian devil of course.”
“and why?” i replied.
“because the little guy is abrasive and tenacious,” i answered. i continued to explain to myself, “for when you’re spinning like a tornado when you stop — even a standstill millisecond — you’re dizzy and yet you’re able to make sense of it all.” oh yes he is fittingly from australia too.
as the title of one of my favourite albums implies — let’s ‘dizzy up the girl’.
(ps. just in case your curious … animal / trumpet / raphael / hector and the pursuit for happiness / malmo / the time i hid the shoes / thundercats roar …)